July 20, 2018
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Message: “Healing from the Tyranny of Time”
Upcoming Events
Newsletter Deadline
Don't forget to turn in your articles! All submissions for the August Newsletter are due TODAY.  Please submit to Nancy Moeckel: moeckenj@miamioh.edu .

If you don’t yet receive the newsletter and would like to do so, please contact the church office at 523-6364 or email: office@oxfordpresbychurch.org.
Ripped from the Headlines -- What Can a Presbyterian Do????
The next Ripped from The Headlines current events gathering for youth and adults will be held on Sunday, July 22 from 4-6 (note the change in time) at Ellen Buerk’s screened picnic structure in the meadow at 4719 Bonham Road. Dinner will follow for those who can stay. Pull in the driveway and park on grass. It gets wonderfully cool in the evening there!

Ellen Buerk will lead a conversation about how to talk to others with respect and appreciation even when you disagree strongly. She says, “I have decided to tackle the most challenging issue for me and that involves language and discourse between people using the concept of the common good and its origins in America. The loss of universal agreement of the common good leads to the chaos in which we now find ourselves.” The book used to develop this discussion is, The Common Good, by Robert Reich.

A timely topic indeed! Please join us for a thoughtful discussion and dinner. If you can stay for dinner, an RSVP is requested, but not required. Please call or email the church office TODAY before 4:30 p.m., 523-6364, office@oxfordpresbychurch.org.

You do not need to have read the book, nor do you need to have attended any previous sessions—come as you are if you are able.
Relay for Life Garage Sale
The church's Relay for Life yard sale last Saturday was very successful. $487.00 was raised during the 3-hour sale. The antiques and Longaberger baskets were a big hit with the customers. The final total for our church's fund-raising team was $15,522. Jennifer Lake raised the most funds out of all Oxford participants bringing in $4,895. Our team had 5 out of the top 10 fund raisers for the event including Jennifer Lake, Joyce Wilhelm (a Catholic friend who enjoys the fellowship of our team), Janet Holmes, Nancy Parkinson, and Becky Quay. Other members whose help is endless throughout our Relay Day and Yard sale include, Debbie Davidson, Paula Foltz, Leanne Staley, Mickey Preston, Scott Parkinson, Candace Crist, and Debbie DeGennaro. A huge thank you to all of our church members who donated to this year's Relay, attended the Relay, donated to our yard sale, and attended our yard sale. We are getting the word out there, and our church is very well known in the Cancer fighting circles.
Bed and Breakfast…..for a Cause
*Who? You, we hope!

*Why? Hospitality for Miami students’ families and support 4 local OPW Benevolences .

*What? Do you have a bedroom and bathroom to offer?

*When? Any of the following:

Miami’s Family Week-ends: beginning Fri./ Sat., Sept.28-29, 2018; May Graduation Weekends; future Homecoming Week-ends; Future Move-in/ Move-out Week-ends.

*Where do I sign up? Contact Paula Foltz 513-523-9873

**We need 8 host homes by August 15, 2018, in order to publicize this project to students.

Sponsored by MEF (Mission, Evangelism, and Fellowship in partnership with OPW (Oxford Presbyterian Women).
Noon Hour Concerts at Holy Trinity


A Wednesday noon hour concert will be hosted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on 25. The concert, which will feature chamber music in solo and small ensemble performance, has been organized by Dr. Bruce Murray, former chair of Miami's Department of Music, and will feature a variety of artists from SW Ohio and other places. The concert will take place at 12:15 p.m. and is free, with voluntary offerings gladly accepted.
Seminary Church Renovations
Renovation work continues to advance at the Seminary Church. This image looking through scaffolding into the sanctuary of the Seminary gives us a peek at the work in progress.
 
Our deep gratitude to the collaboration between the Trustees of OPC and the workers of North Shore Construction that will allow the entire facility to be used in our ministry and mission for years to come following this policy approved by the Session in April -
The Seminary is to be used to support community outreach activities, in addition to OPC activities, in accordance with the OPC Buildings Use Policy. The second floor of the Seminary is to be renovated such that a flexible, multi-purpose space is created. The use of the Seminary in this way will serve to support OPC’s mission of seeking, serving and sharing. This will serve as outreach to the Miami University and Oxford communities. 
 
Meanwhile, look for additional images of the Seminary Church renovations in the August edition of our newsletter…
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Habitat Update

We have another Presbyterian Work Day Saturday July 28. Needed are 5 volunteers and lunch for 20. Please see Prue Dana if you can do this.

We have been a part of 2 Houses! One is completed and moved into by the Johnson family and the second house is in the putting up the drywall stage.The family is working hard to hold up their work requirement. This 10th house completes Carter Court.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please write a check made out to the Oxford Presbyterian Church, put Habitat in the note-field, and place in the offering plate. If you prefer to donate cash, place the cash in a Pew Envelope, write Habitat on the Pew Envelope, and place in the offering plate.
A message from our Friends at Kirkmont Center
Family Camp

For a reasonable family getaway weekend within driving distance, come to Kirkmont Center for Family Camp, August third through fifth.
 
Kirkmont Center is 278 acres with a swimming pool, six miles of hiking, a prayer trail, places to play, canoe, fish, be an artist, experience a climbing wall, zip line, giant swing, dining hall, morning watch, vespers, s'mores, and places to stay or camp. For additional information or to register for Family Camp, go to Kirkmontcenter.com or call (937) 593-2141.

What do they do at Kirkmont Summer Camp? There are some videos available for free on YouTube that describe the Kirkmont Center experience. Simply search YouTube for: Camp Rejoice 2018, PYC & PYC Jr., PYC 2010 Closing Prayers, Beginners Camp 2018.
OPC Connect!!
Just a reminder that members have access to our Church Online Directory. The directory has individual or family pictures taken in September '17, last name, adult first names, (no children’s names) and links to phone number, address, and map to home address. Though not everyone had pictures taken, all members, including our new members, are listed in the online directory and it is updated regularly.
 
You may access this directory by using a member access code on our website, www.oxfordpresbychurch.org . You can obtain the access code by contacting Bridgite Dickerson in the church office at 513-523-6364. Once you have the code, use your smartphone or computer go to the church website, click on “Resources” in the blue navigation bar and select “Online Directory” to access the link.
 
If you do not wish to have your name in the online directory, you may opt-out by informing Bridgite. If you have additional phone numbers or email addresses that you wish to add to the directory, please call or email Bridgite at office@oxfordpresbychurch.org .
 
We hope you find this new feature useful!
Congregational Concerns
Our sympathy and prayerfully support surround the family of Tom Wilson. Tom drew his last breath in this life on Monday night. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Memorial Church. Please keep Nancy and all of Tom’s family in your prayers and care during this time. 
Mark your calendar - OPC Community Meal



The next Community will be held on Wednesday, August 29.

Grilled meat (hamburgers, sausages and hot dogs) supplied. We will need salads, buns, chips and desserts.

Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted. Please call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or fisherwf@miamioh.edu if you can help.
Live Into Hope
First we receive the light, then we impart it. Thus we repair the world.
-    Ancient Jewish wisdom
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